JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - Mid-America Transplant had their first-ever Life Awareness Ride/Run/Walk to honor those who donated their organs to save others.
Around 150 attended Saturday’s event to thank the families of those who donated their organs or tissue.
Communications Specialist with Mid-American Transplant Justin Phelps said the need for donors is high.
“There are about 239 Arkansas residents waiting for the gift of life today,” he said. “They’re waiting for a life-saving chance for a second chance at life.”
Since working with the organization, Phelps said the patients are hopeful.
“Those people are looking for a little bit of hope,” he said. “They’re looking for a bright spot in their day to think there’s a chance there might be a second chance at life.”
For more information on how to register to donate, click here.